A trip to Smith Mountain Lake isn’t complete without an afternoon spent relaxing on the serene water’s edge, surrounded by the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. Our lake is the second largest freshwater lake in Virginia and is a haven for anyone who loves the water. It’s the ideal place for an afternoon swim, fishing, tubing, kayaking, paddle boarding, or canoeing. The crystal-clear water and sandy beaches are the perfect setting for all your favorite vacation activities! While most of the Premier Vacation Rental properties are located at the edge of the lake, the Smith Mountain Lake State Park beach is a great change of scenery.

Once you’re done enjoying the beauty and peace of the Smith Mountain Lake State Park beach, grab a bite to eat at any of the great restaurants nearby! Download our free Vacation Guide for some great suggestions. Find out where to find the best burger on the lake or where to sip on some delicious mixed drinks.

Enjoy the Beautiful Smith Mountain Lake State Park Beach

Smith Mountain Lake State Park beach is one of two public beaches on the lake. The beach is 500-feet in length and guarded swimming is available between Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day.  When guarded swimming is unavailable, guests may swim in the designated area at their own risk. Swimming fees for ages 13 and up are just $3 on weekdays and $4 on the weekend.

Bait a Hook and Cast Your Line!

If you’re renting a boat during your Smith Mountain Lake adventure, take advantage of the stunning water and bountiful bass fishing when you launch your boat in the park. Along with a parking fee, there is a small boat launch fee of just $3. To fish, you’ll have to purchase a fishing license or plan your trip around Free Fishing Days, when no fishing license is required for rod and reel fishing.

Hike the Beautiful Trails

During your visit to the Smith Mountain Lake State Park beach, don’t miss out on hiking the beautiful trails. There are 13 hiking trails, ranging from half a mile to three miles long. You’ll be able to enjoy the park’s various features like hardwood forests and picturesque vistas.

Stay at a Premier Vacation Rentals Property!

Want to stay in a prime location just three minutes from Smith Mountain Lake State Park? Stay at Lakeside Cabin, a Premier Vacation Rentals property! This rustic, cozy cabin is nestled on the shore of Smith Mountain Lake. It accommodates 6 people and 2 pets, making it a great getaway for the whole family. You’ll love star gazing from the dock, relaxing by the stone fireplace, or unwinding in the hot tub. Take advantage of the canoe on site and explore! If you have a bigger group, consider renting Pinnacle Cabin next door, which also sleeps 6. It’s the perfect way to house a big group of people while maintaining privacy and comfort. Book your room today to start planning your Smith Mountain Lake adventure! We look forward to having you.